Here's a roundup of some streamlined children's spaces by some of our favorite architects and designers. Note how the spaces usually involve a modern pendant light and a midcentury chair—an Eames rocker, a Platner chair, a Saarinen womb lounger.
Above: A blue and green boy's room in Brooklyn, by Steven Harris Architects.
Above: A single wall painted red, by Brooklyn-based Delson or Sherman.
Below: Architect-friendly furniture from Oeuf.
Above: A woodsy nursery in New York by Will Meyer of Meyer Davis.
Above: A child's room by Shelton, Mindel & Associates.
Above: A green and pink girl's room in Manhattan by Deborah Berke & Partners.
Above: A child's room in LA by David Netto Design.
Above: Clever built-ins maximize space in this architect-designed room.
Above: A Calder-esque mobile punctuates this child's space by Lisa Mahar of Kid-O.
Above: A bedroom in Moscow for three boys, by Kate Hume.
Above: Another children's bedroom by Lisa Mahar of Kid-O.
Above: A bedroom in a New York loft by Deborah Berke & Partners.
Above: A hardworking homework space by Japanese architects Takeshi Hosaka.
Above: A study space with plenty of shelving opportunities by Platt Dana Architects.
Above: A neutral room with orange accents by Steven Harris Architects.
Above: A playroom by Tel Aviv–based Liani Pritzki.
Above: Built-in architect-designed bed from Living Etc.
Above: A playroom in Manhattan by Diana Kellogg Architects.
Above: A nursery in Brooklyn features a rocking chair from Thos. Moser, a Tord Boortje light fixture, and the B Blanket from DucDuc.
Above: A children's playroom from the portfolio of Gentl & Hyers with a Paul Smith–designed carpet for the Rug Company.
Above: A children's playroom with built-in captains beds.